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Dave Draher Wilson
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1932
Hartford City
Blackford County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 2011
Florida, USA


David Draher Wilson, 78, prominent Hartford City attorney, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 7, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida.

He was born August 2, 1932 in Hartford City, the son of John and Dorothy (Draher) Wilson. He was a 1950 graduate of Montpelier High School, graduated in 1954 from the University of Notre Dame School of Engineering and in 1957 from University of Notre Dame Law School. On February 2, 1957 he married Margaret Alice Kennell at the University of Notre Dame.

Dave served in the U.S. Air Force JAG from 1957-1960. After his discharge, he moved back to Blackford County and opened his law practice and was a family practitioner from 1960 to present. He was also a Blackford County farmer from 1960-2008.

Dave was a former Blackford County Prosecutor from 1962-1966. He was a lifelong member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Montpelier, member of Blackford County and Indiana State Bar Association, Kiwanis Club, Emil A. Schweier Council #1639 Knights of Columbus and the Bishop Arnold Assembly #243 4th Degree, Muncie, and was a member of the Fifty Year Club of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. He was a board member of St. Margaret's and Woodlawn Cemeteries, and was a former board member of Blackford Community Foundation.

Survivors include: wife, Margaret "Peg"; daughters, Diane (Michael) Reardon, Carmel, Elizabeth "Betsy" (Edward) Sipes, Marion, Mary Wilson, Sugarland, TX, and Janet Conner, Hartford City; son, David (Kim) Wilson, Jr., Marion; grandchildren, James and Zachary Reardon, Troy and Christopher Sipes, Akeem Wilson, David III and Anne Wilson, Brandon and Jared Conner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Joseph Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 14 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 209 S. Spring St., Hartford City with Father Dave Newton as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Montpelier.

Friends may call at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 13, with a Christian Wake Service at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to St. Margaret's Cemetery Fund or Blackford Community Foundation.

Family links: 
  John William Wilson (1898 - 1983)
  Dorothy J. Draher Wilson (1897 - 1991)
  Margaret Alice Wilson (1934 - ____)
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery
Blackford County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Pam and Steven Bennet
Record added: Jan 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64163852
Dave Draher Wilson
Added by: Pam and Steven Bennet
Dave Draher Wilson
Added by: Pam and Steven Bennet
Dave Draher Wilson
Added by: Pam and Steven Bennet
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